Youthwords Writing Contest

2019 THEME: THE POWER OF OUR VOICES TO INSPIRE ACTION AND HOPE

Calling young writers!

Once again we are inviting Sudbury area high school students to participate in the Wordstock Sudbury Literary Festival’s youth writing contest. Cash prizes include: Best Short Story and Best Poem, as well as Runners Up in both categories.

This year’s theme is:

The power of our voices to inspire action and hope.

 

#Deadline to enter: October 20, 2019 @ 11:59 PM

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How to enter?
  • Short Stories must be maximum 1,000 words and poems a maximum of 30 lines.
  • You may submit up to one short story and two poems.
  • Submission should include a cover page with: title of entry, name, address, phone number, email address, date of birth, and grade in which you’ll be enrolled in Fall 2019.
  • Please DO NOT include any identifiable information on any other pages; doing so will result in disqualification.
  • Submissions can be sent by email to wordstocksudbury@gmail.com
  • Deadline is 11:59PM on October 20, 2019. Submissions received past this will not be considered.
Prizes

First Place Short Story: $150

Runner Up Short Story: $75

First Place Poem: $150

Runner Up Poem: $75

Finalists will be invited to attend the Wordstock Sudbury Literary Festival on November 1, 2019 at the Holiday Inn. 

First place winners will have their works published in The Sudbury Star and will also be featured on the Wordstock Sudbury Literary Festival website.

2018 Winners

Tim Thomson with Sam Leach Jarrett, Poetry First Place | Photo credit Marg Seregelyi

Sarah Selecky with Charlie Pappin, Short Story First Place | Photo credit Marg Seregelyi

The Sound of Lonely

The History of You and Me

Timeless.

The Fire